Youth & School Group Concert Tours to Edinburgh and East Scotland

A region that's as vibrant as it is beautiful

Home to a long-standing music scene
Best suited for:
  • Choirs
  • Bands
  • Orchestras
From £225pp i

If Scotland’s on your list, Edinburgh’s got you covered. A youth and school group music tour to Edinburgh and East Scotland is the perfect introduction to the country’s vibrant arts scene and picturesque scenery. Home to a diverse range of venues and appreciative audiences, youth groups are always welcomed with open arms.

Scottish art, history and culture can be found at every turn, whilst its long-standing music scene makes it perfect for music groups. From the streets of the Royal Mile to the sweeping landscapes of Royal Deeside, you can explore this scenic region of Scotland from top to bottom.

Are you an adult music group? This tour is specifically designed with youth groups in mind, so why not take a look at our extensive range of destinations perfect for adults?

Want to extend your tour?

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Extended Itinerary

Day 1

Morning

Early coach departure to Edinburgh

Afternoon

Explore Princes Street on foot  

Evening

Evening Meal & rehearsal

Day 2

Morning

Visit Edinburgh Castle & explore the Royal Mile

Afternoon

Concert 1

Evening

Evening Meal

Day 3

Morning

To Glasgow via The Kelpies         

Afternoon

Visit the Riverside Museum

Evening

Evening Meal & bowling

Day 4

Morning

Visit to Scone Palace, Perthshire   

Afternoon

Arrive Aberdeen

Evening

Evening meal and Concert 2    

Day 5

Morning

Historical walking tour of Aberdeen    

Afternoon

Visit the Tolbooth Museum   

Evening

Evening meal

Day 6

Morning

Visit to Royal Deeside & Balmoral Estate   

Afternoon

Concert 3

Evening

Evening meal & Fun Files Quiz

Day 7

Morning

Return coach journey home

Accommodation

Popular places to stay in Edinburgh and East Scotland

  • Occupying a Victorian townhouse
  • Opposite the Edinburgh Dungeons
  • Close to Edinburgh castle
  • On site restaurant and bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • 24 hour reception
  • On site restaurant and bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy local sightseeing including Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile
  • Explore local eateries
  • Dine in the hotels onsite bar and restaurant
  • Centrally located
  • Multi, quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Meeting and event facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Guest kitchen available for use
  • Shared lounge and TV area
  • Free tea and coffee available in guest kitchen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tuck into a delicious meal in the restaurant
  • Relax with a drink in the cafe
  • Chill out and watch TV in the shared lounge
  • Go shopping and sightseeing in the Old Town
  • Centrally located in the heart of the Old Town
  • Dorms, multi, quad, triple and twin bed rooms
  • En-suite facilities
  • Pool table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Guest kitchen available for use
  • Pool table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tuck into a delicious meal in the restaurant
  • Go shopping and sightseeing in the Old Town

Performance Venues in Edinburgh and East Scotland

Popular concert venues in Edinburgh and East Scotland

  • Best suited for: Choirs, Bands and Orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: A variety of musical genres
  • Location: Canongate (centre)
  • Performance times: Evening
  • Best suited for: Choirs, Bands and Orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: A variety of musical genres
  • Location: Vibrant Stockbridge 'village' just north of the city centre
  • Performance times: Afternoon or evening
  • Best suited for: Choirs, Bands and Orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: A variety of musical genres
  • Location: City centre
  • Performance times: Afternoon or evening
  • Best suited for: Choirs & Bands
  • Repertoire recommended: Light
  • Location: Seafront
  • Performance times: Daytime
  • Best suited for: Choirs & Orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: A variety of musical genres
  • Location: City centre
  • Performance times: Afternoon or evening
  • Best suited for: Choirs, Bands & Orchestras
  • Repertoire recommended: A variety of musical genres
  • Location: City centre
  • Performance times: Afternoon or evening

Excursions in Edinburgh and East Scotland

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Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From instrument hire to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your group.

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What our customers say

I was delighted with the quality of the planning and advice at every stage!

Chloe Reid

The Godolphin and Latymer School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • What safety support do you have in place for clients choosing to tour with you?

    At Rayburn Tours we are proud of our continual commitment to safety. Clients who tour with us can be assured that we have the following support services and systems in place: Safety Management System, Generic Risk Management, Crisis Management System, ATOL Licensed, ABTA Bonded, insurance, 24-hour emergency contact system, hotel audits, coach audits and activity audits.

    In addition, we are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), giving you the reassurance that all of our trips meet, or indeed exceed, the safety standards required by your school and Local Authority.

  • Do you DBS (formerly CRB) check your drivers?

    As part of our coach audits, we request that all UK coach drivers are DBS checked by their employer prior to driving on one of our tours. We can request confirmation of your specific driver’s compliance if deemed necessary.

  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups’ safety and peace of mind.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.

Youth & School Group Concert Tours to Edinburgh and East Scotland

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